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Spring 2005
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Dr. Juan Guerra
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April 25, 2005
9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
University of New Mexico
Student Union, Ballroom

Key Note Address
"Creating Pathways to Academic Literacy and Beyond: Situating the Personal, Professional, and Political."
Dr. Juan Guerra

Access the Powerpoint Presentation of this address here

Dr. Guerra will address the values of academic literacy and how these relate to access and success in higher education as well as professional and community settings. His key note address will center on effective approaches to teaching writing that help students move between their different communities of belonging with authority. Dr. Guerra will examine how an understanding of cultural diversity enhances students' ability to write: appropriately (with an awareness of discourse conventions), productively (achieve desired aims), ethically (attune to the cultural ecology around them), critically (engage inquiry and discovery), and responsively (responsibly negotiate the tensions of exercising authority).

AGENDA

8:45 - 9:00 Registration with Coffee & Pastry

9:00 - 9:30 Framing the Conversation Susan Romano, Director Rhetoric & Writing

Welcome Provost Reed Way Dasenbrock

9:30 - 10:15 Roundtable #1

10:30 - 11:15 Roundtable #2 Speakers
11:30 - 12:45 Lunch
(Buffet lunch for all pre-registered guests)

1:00 - 1:45 Keynote Speaker Juan Guerra
"Creating Pathways to Academic Literacy and Beyond: Situating the Personal, Professional, and Political."

1:45 - 2:00 Coffee Break

2:00 - 3:00 Group Process
Roundtable Facilitators/Recorders Tables

Roundtable Facilitators/Recorders Tables

Scott Sanders
Lynn Beene
Susan Romano
Michelle Kells
Chuck Paine
Jack Trujillo
Jim Burbank
Janet Shagum
John Bess
Erin Lebacqz
Dana Salvador
Stephanie Snyder
Carson Bennett
Scott Rogers
Whitney Meyers
Beverly Army Gillen
  • "How can we better know and serve the literacy needs of our diverse student population?"
  • "How can the university help faculty address the literacy needs of our diverse student population?"

Each small group will report on their discussion and recommendations for how to better know and serve our students.

3:30 - 5:30 Reception
Reception for all Colloquium co-sponsors and participants will be held at Maxwell Anthropology Museum, University of New Mexico. Refreshments served.